About Authors: Biswajit Panda1*, Abhinav Raoot1, Vaishali Kilor1, Nidhi Sapkal2
Dept of Pharmaceutics1 and Dept of Pharmaceutical Chemistry2
Gurunanak College of Pharmacy, Nagpur
Reference ID: PHARMATUTOR-ART-1049
Excipients are all substances contained in a dosage form other than the active substance. Tablets are the most commonly used dosage form because of the ease of manufacturing, convenience in administration, accurate dosing and stability compared to oral liquids and direct compression is the preferred method for the preparation of tablets because of several advantages. In order to justify the high rise in new drug development and high industrial output demand, new excipients with purpose satisfying characteristics are the need of the hour.New combinations of existing excipients are an interesting option for improving excipient functionality now-a-days. The current review article is prepared to have a look over the recent development in excipient technology and the approaches involved in development of such excipients. It signifies the synergistic outcome of the combination of excipients taking their material property into consideration. It also emphasises on the particular material properties in terms of physic-mechanical that are useful to overcome the limitation of existing excipients. All the developed co-processed excipients are enlisted highlighting their multi-functional and beneficial characteristics. Regulatory issues concerned with the development of new excipient are also discussed.